[Paleopsych] marriage and poverty

Steve Hovland shovland at mindspring.com
Tue Jun 14 00:46:22 UTC 2005

For a number of years I hung out in the ballroom
dance world.

It was filled with people who were unable to have
relationships but needed contact with the other sex.

Steve Hovland

-----Original Message-----
From:	G. Reinhart-Waller [SMTP:waluk at earthlink.net]
Sent:	Monday, June 13, 2005 5:33 PM
To:	The new improved paleopsych list
Subject:	Re: [Paleopsych] marriage and poverty

Amusing but possibly right on target.  If you come across any "left 
overs" from the advocates of marriage for the poor, you might suggest 
they resubmit to the marriage pool.  I know way too many females post 30 
who cannot find any likely prospects.  Then again, there are many post 
30 males who don't wish to enter the marriage scene.  I think the 
problem is greater than "no one available".  Maybe an examination of the 
"why" might enlighten the question.


Michael Christopher wrote:

>--I agree. I never understood why some people think
>the nuclear family is the answer (especially given our
>tribal evolutionary upbringing, in which the family
>unit was imbedded in a larger culture), when there are
>many people who just can't find someone to marry. Will
>the people advocating marriage for the poor be willing
>to lend their sons/daughters to the cause? Probably
>not. They'll teach their kids to marry upward.

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